History Lab was my final project for my Master’s of Information Science at UNC Chapel Hill.
History Lab was a digital humanities/technology-enhanced learning project that aimed to fix the “black box” problem of teaching historical reasoning and research methods to undergraduates. It was designed to be a Web application that would supplement classroom instruction by helping students organize notes, sources, and concepts and visualize their relationships using outlines, mind maps, concept maps, and timelines. The goal of History Lab was to help instructors teach students how to take the disciplinary stance of the historian towards sourcing, corroboration of evidence, contextualization, and written argumentation.
My advisor for this project was Ryan Shaw.
The full user research and design specification document is available here. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.